I know Dr. Jerome Corsi personally and can assure readers that he is NOT suicidal. Please note the emphasis on the “NOT.” Oh, and neither am I. It’s sad that in America today such a “disclaimer” is advisable, even if it is done somewhat tongue-in-cheek (or perhaps not). Considering the statistical anomalies surrounding the mortality rates of whistleblowers, witnesses and others related to certain members of the “Deep State” and their operatives, it just seemed appropriate to write.
Now that the obligatory formalities are complete, I wish to share with you a story of political persecution in America taking place in real time by the front-line offense of the Deep State or the permanent bureaucracy doing the dirty work of the seemingly untouchable elite.
Earlier this year and only a few short months before Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his campaign of harassment and intimidation against my friend and professional colleague Dr. Jerome Corsi, we shared breakfast at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. We spoke about a number of things, including the ongoing assault against President Donald Trump by what is commonly referenced as the “Deep State.”
Our breakfast conversation was sobering as we discussed a number of things, including his most recent book, Killing The Deep State, and the blowback it was causing.
Dr. Corsi is a Harvard educated Ph.D., a well-known investigative journalist and a prolific author. He has authored 20 books since 2004, including two New York Timesbestsellers. It is interesting to note that the information contained in one book in particular, written by Dr. Corsi and published on May 17, 2011 titled Where’s The Birth Certificate? would apparently become relevant to the questioning he was forced to endure by Aaaron Zelinsky, one of Robert Mueller’s “angry Democrats” and not coincidentally, a former assistant US attorney under Rod Rosenstein. Also lacking in coincidence, perhaps, is that Zelinsky is a staunch Democrat and a frequent contributor to the Leftist publication Huffington Post.
In addition to Aaron Zelinsky, Dr. Corsi was subjected to interrogation, ridicule and was even mocked as detailed in a recent hit piecepublished in The Rolling Stoneby Jeannie Rhee, a former Deputy Attorney General under Obama and a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter. Even more disturbing and ironic is that Rhee was Hillary Clinton’s lawyer just three years ago, representing her in her legal e-mail troubles.
During our time together, we discussed censorship by the big tech giants of conservative truthtellers, as well as his thoughts about what might be on the horizon for anyone daring enough to take on the Democratic-Socialists embedded inside American government.
At that time, I shared my concern about the blowback he was experiencing, which I posited was payback for not just his latest book, but his years of shining the searing spotlight of truth on many high-profile denizens of the DC swamp. He said nothing to suggest that he disagreed. One thing that seemed certain during our time together is that much greater political payback seemed to be in the offing. And it was. In spades.
Dr. Corsi had already been under attack for what he had already accomplished, exposing the criminality of the members of the permanent state who protect their own, regardless of political party. The public will likely never know the price he’s already paid for his investigative tenacity, for he is too much of a gentleman to tell. Those who know him and who are familiar with the tactics of the Deep State, however, know the price is high and the toll it takes, personally and professionally.
E-Mail Advice – Exculpatory Evidence?
During our breakfast, I wanted to share some information with Dr. Corsi that resided on my cellular telephone I carried at the time. Eric “The Tech” previously set up one of my email accounts on the device, and I struggled to find the information as I had over 100,000 emails – many unopened. I told to Dr. Corsi that I only carried a cell phone when out of town and was not very proficient in its use. More importantly, I complained that I would never be able to get though all of those emails and showed him my phone with the ominous six-digit number in red.
I showed Dr. Corsi the intimidating number clearly visible on my screen. He looked at my phone, shook his head and said that he once had the same problem. He advised me to do what he had done – delete them and start over. “You’ll never get through all of those,” he stated. “You’ve got to start over. They’ll [the large number of emails] slow down your system. That’s what I had to do.”
I never thought that his innocuous and practical advice, based on his own experience, would later be twisted by the Mueller inquisition team and some in the corporate media to suggest that he engaged in some type of nefarious tactic to destroy evidence. For the record, he never insisted that any emails he deleted were about yoga or upcoming family nuptials.
Despite being strapped for time, Dr. Corsi was kind enough to show me and Hagmann Report Production Manager Eric “The Tech” around the historical National Press Club, occasionally musing about the genuine and legendary journalists of years past, the venue’s rich history and its evolving role in American politics. He did so with a sense of professional pride. Times have certainly changed.
Before going our separate ways, I again congratulated him on the popularity of his book, suggesting that it was the Magnum Opus of his works. I chided him about putting himself “out there” as a target himself by that book in particular. Dr. Corsi detailed the brazen political conflicts of Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel team of prosecutors, from the unresolved Uranium One criminal conspiracy to the larger issue of the all-out war being waged against President Trump by the Marxist-Stalinist-Maoist Left inside the U.S., the complicit members of the #NeverTrump movement on both sides of the political divide and the #FakeNews media.
At that time, I had no idea just how difficult things would become for Dr. Corsi.